Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho called Paul Pogba’s hamstring injury “long-term” on Friday in his news conference.
Pogba, 24, walked off the pitch just 19 minutes into United’s win Sept. 12 against FC Basel. He has missed the last four games.
“[Pogba’s] injured, he cannot play tomorrow,” Mourinho told reporters, according to the team website. “His injury is not one that I can have the hope like I can have with [Antonio] Valencia or [Phil] Jones. With them, I have the hope to see them training and to have a positive answer [on their availability soon]. But with long-term injuries, I don’t speak about them, so Ibra, Pogba, Rojo and these players, I don’t think about them.”
Pogba was originally expected to miss a little more than a month with the injury.
Mourinho did not give an estimated timetable to return in his comments Friday.
Sources told ESPN FC that the French midfielder could be out until November.
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Pogba joined Manchester United in 2016 from Juventus on a five-year contract. He has two goals and three assists in 11 games this year for United.
United hosts Crystal Palace at 10 a.m. Saturday at Old Trafford in Stretford, England.